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  1. 3 hours ago, wildoats said:

    From a local ?..   It’s easy..just obey the rules of the road,..be courteous and friendly .. act like a local you’ll be rewarded,..It’s a wonderful place..personally there’s been to way many tournaments for my taste…. I wish fishing could remain a sport and not a money contest …



    49 minutes ago, BP Swing said:

    Totally agree! Tournaments suck! Its all about glory and money instead of nature, good company and the sport of fishing. Way too many there this year and all jammed up on the US side since Canada closed. Those fish are pounded. Even worse now that they are deep. They catch em, put em in a livewell and haul them 60 miles to weigh and get a picture taken, then stick a needle in them to fizz them so they can live. How bout a break from the tournaments,,,,,,,At least MLF Major League Fishing circuit has catch and immediate release. BASS is like a dinosaur keeping them in a livewell when the water is hot and even off the spawning beds... How does this help a fishery. DEC are you listening?

    Tournament’s okay for once a year…for them……hey..I’ll share…seems  they are not friendly .. even to each other!.Because of MONEY..they just don’t have to tournament every other week… gettin out of hand.. it’s a sport not a job …only a few good guys making it bad for themselves on the long run.

  2. On 7/9/2021 at 11:46 AM, SkookGirl said:

    My son and his friend are bringing friend's bass boat up to our cabin and want to fish the river. Friend and son fish smaller and collegiate tournaments, but have never fished the St. Lawrence or 1000 Islands area. Just read the thread below about bass fishing "bad manners," so I'm hoping I can get and pass along some advice from locals. They are good kids and I know they don't want to be "those" guys on the water.

    Also, the river is different water with different kinds of boat traffic than they've fished before, and I know weather can be unexpected and unforgiving.

    So, taking a 19' bass boat out on the river, what is your best advice for what to do, what not to do, where to go (generally) , where to steer clear of, what's different about this body of water/area than any other, and what to do to be a welcome guest instead of a PITA for locals and other boaters.

    Thanks in advance!

    From a local ?..   It’s easy..just obey the rules of the road,..be courteous and friendly .. act like a local you’ll be rewarded,..It’s a wonderful place..personally there’s been to way many tournaments for my taste…. I wish fishing could remain a sport and not a money contest …


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  3. I have a Lowrance, HDS, Purchased 18 mo.ago, The depth kept  at times ke!pt going to nothing,..a soft reboot would recover it.,, I sent it back, No warranty  of course left (1year),...so a upgrade to replace it was offered to a tune of $799.00, so I sent it back and sure enough it was bad.  They do not repair them and I  did  bite on the new one,".I even had to download the latest version !.!.."


          I'm not happy with 18 months and down 2 grand..I..just bad luck or .look at Ray marine or?... down the road...

  4. I'm down by Spicer Bay,  Been pulling stuff out as well,..Did Modify the Dock so as to get Fenders and The Whips on the dock. 

      Made some casts off the Dock ...Noth'in  hitting.

  5. On ‎5‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 10:19 AM, Prof T said:

    I'm down the channel past the bridge and there is no shortage of debris being swept downriver. Pulled a 4 x 8 x 16' timber out this morning, and stacked some cinder blocks on my catwalk  in case it wants to become buoyant if the levels rise any more.


    Advice to anyone on the river....be on the lookout. Many shoals you are used to seeing are submerged and there's no telling what's going to float by.


  6.  yep, They are slobs when you get them, ...probably be hopeful if some small ones for future.

    ..Strange so little panfish around the docks anymore.  used to catch minnows overnite with bread too. ......we'll see.. I hope.  Thanks Prof.    kev


  7. ..thanks  much Prof T,..I think I have straightened out better now,  It's a little different than the old Hummingbird,..

    It's quite a unit,...(even in he garage)..I hope we have a great summer up there !.... Though

    I did not do very well on the smallies ..Also I notice, ...years ago, lots of perch, rock bass, sunfish for the kids, as not present around the dock, Only a few (darn few)perch...plenty of Cormorons though.. whats your take ?       Kev

  8. navionics

    I just downloaded nav msd +  Lake Ontario  on to my new lowrance Gen 3,   ,  The St lawrence river,  The  Major Islands up there  are not  identified?....(just wolfe Island)...so disappointed.

      Anyone have a better suggestion?  thanks

  9. Wally, ..It's a hds 9, gen 3...($ Towards it )

          I read on this forum someone was having big issues with a navionics up @ the river depth & contour issues, perhaps the unit needed a software upgrade.                                  Kev    Hilton/Clayton ny

  10. Big blue , thanks for the reply, I did get educated on the g2 card after some checking,  


    I ended up buying a raymarine pro5, It has he navionics gold card, I liked the ball mount

    and it seemed a brighter screen. 

  11. Kev Daly,  Was an original Genesee Charter member  Hilton NY, when it formed in the 80's. Had the "Wildoats" charters, Amberjack Sea Ray out of Braddock Bay,

      Have Not  chartered for years,  Returned to Hydroplane Racing for a couple years,... now  have slowed to the town of Clayton in the Summer, Bass and some northern fishing for pure relaxing state of mind.

  12. ..wondering the  difference if any, with the preloaded garmin unit ,   " us coastal" vs "inland lakes".... any help on this is appreciated thanks !

      ( I'm actually going to using it on the st Lawrence river mostly ).....

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